A HIGH flying circus performer is looking forward to dazzling crowds from Dumbarton and the Vale - after battling back from breast cancer.

Circus Extreme star Laura Miller feared her career as an aqua aerialist was over following the devastating diagnosis five years ago.

But she fought against the disease and, after being given the all-clear, spent the last almost two years regaining the strength and fitness required for her breath-taking performances.

Laura, 38, wows crowds during her show-stopping act which sees her glide almost weightlessly around the confines of the UK’s largest circus big top before diving into fiery tank many feet below.

Despite Circus Extreme’s only Scottish dates being in Aberdeen and Glasgow, Laura is hoping Vale locals will pop along to enjoy the show.

Laura, who has been a big top star since 2003, said: “I just wanted to go back to the ring after beating cancer.

“And I would love it if people from Dumbarton and the Vale could pop along to see one of our shows which feature some of world’s top performers.”

Circus Extreme is at Intu Braehead, Glasgow, between July 25 and August 3.